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Lier, Belgium

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Lier, Belgium

Lier
Municipality of Belgium
Flag of Lier
Flag
Coat of arms of Lier
Coat of arms
Lier is located in Belgium
Lier
Lier
Location in Belgium
Coordinates:
Country Belgium
Community Flemish Community
Region Flemish Region
Province Antwerp
Arrondissement Mechelen
Government
 • Mayor Frank Boogaerts (N-VA)
 • Governing party/ies N-VA, VLD
Area
 • Total 49.70 km2 (19.19 sq mi)
Population (1 January 2013)[1]
 • Total 34,276
 • Density 690/km2 (1,800/sq mi)
Postal codes 2500
Area codes 03, 015
Website www.lier.be

Lier (Dutch pronunciation: ) is a municipality located in the Belgian province of Antwerp. The municipality comprises the city of Lier itself and the village of Koningshooikt. As of January 1, 2010 Lier had a total population of 33,930. The total area is 49.70 km² which gives a population density of 669 inhabitants per km².

Lier is known for its beers, including 'Caves', its patron saint 'St. Gummarus' and the tart 'Lierse vlaaikes'.

It is also home to Van Hool (in Koningshooikt), one of the largest manufacturers of buses and coaches.

There are two main football clubs Lierse S.K. (Belgian First Division) and K. Lyra T.S.V. (Belgian Promotion) are based in Lier.

Contents

  • Places of interest 1
  • Fata Morgana 2
  • Famous people from Lier 3
  • Gallery 4
  • References 5
  • External links 6

Places of interest

Lier on the Ferraris map (around 1775)

Lier is a well-known nightlife center in Flanders. The clubs, such as La Rocca, are well known throughout the region. There are over 70 bars within the city boundaries, the ones around the Zimmerplien being the most lively during summer.

Historical facts:

King Zwijnaarde, another Flemish city.

Fata Morgana

In 2004, Lier was the host for the third episode of

Famous people from Lier

Gallery

References

  1. ^ Population per municipality on 1 January 2013 (XLS; 607.5 KB)

External links

  • Official website (Dutch only)
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